02 April 2012 ~ 2 Comments

The shortest post of the club so far….

After reading this book, where do you see some easy steps forward (low hanging fruit if you will) in the following mission:

Helping parents indentify themselves as the primary faith formers of their children and giving them some practical tools to do so.



2 Responses to “The shortest post of the club so far….”

  1. Noralyn 5 April 2012 at 4:07 am Permalink

    Thanks for the lead on this question Andy. This last chapter reminds us that we are the roles models are kids need. What I do as a Christian, not what I say, will have the lasting impact on my daughter’s spiritual development. That means not just the big service or non-profit work, but the day to day living as a Christian. Do I argue too much, complain or gossip? Am I listening and caring to others’ needs? When I do wrong, do I ask forgiveness? These are the things I want to impact on my daughter, but it can’t be done with words, but with actions. I remember reading (can’t recall the chapter) about not “quizzing” kids about Sunday School classes or sermon, but sharing our own experience, getting in to a dialogue. I’ve been thinking about that. I need to model sharing my thoughts and beliefs too. Sounds simple, but needs to be a new habit.
    Thanks Andy for leading us on this book over Lent. It has been a good experience reading and reflecting on the book and your questions.

  2. Greg 11 April 2012 at 9:27 pm Permalink

    Part of my testimony is the day my father died. It was that day when I knew Scripture was true in a completely different way. God is a mystery: God didn’t save Jesus, God didn’t save my father, God “allows” all kinds of evil to happen and all through these horrible events, the promise that keeps reappearing is the God will be with us through it all.

    I write this because my experience with young people is they swallow the Sunday School God whole until some event comes along that shakes them to the core and they don’t/can’t/won’t think about the next step after tragedy.

    This isn’t low hanging fruit in the sense of ease but what a gift to prepare them for reality. What would it take? Perhaps a few parents who could share their stories with them.

    Andy, this has been wonderful. Great book and great leadership. thank you

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